Letter to George Allen and Unwin
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- Contents:: Tolkien writes to his publishers regarding the promotion of The Hobbit. Notable is Tolkien's description of his friend Wilfred Rowland Childe.
- Authenticity: High (provenance: by descent from the recipient)
- Publication: The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology, p.160.
"[Wilfred Rowland Childe is] specially interested in elves and related creatures. He was (once at any rate) a fairly well-known poet, and is still a good one; and is in close touch with various literary and journalistic sets & folk, in the North specially. He would probably do something, if he got a copy. He saw the [manuscript] and is well disposed"